Planning Commission – May 23, 2019


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Malheur County Planning Commission will hold two public hearings on Thursday, May 23, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Malheur County Extension Office, 710 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, Oregon. The purpose of the public hearings are as follows:

Applicant A: Harry Stoddart: a continuance from the March 28, & April 25, 2019 hearings for the Consideration of: (1) Conditional Use permit, (2) Variance permit, and (3) Sage Grouse Rule Permit pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rule (“OAR”) 660-023-0115 for a 450 foot wireless telecommunication tower.

Applicant B: Jason & Rachel Johnson: the Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for Non-Farm Dwelling in Exclusive Range Use zone pursuant to MCC Title 6, Conditional Uses 6-3A-3 (P), 6-6-7, 6-6-8-1 and OAR 660, Division 33, Agricultural Lands. Tax Lot 1400, Section 13, T.19S, R.45E, W.M. Planning Department File#2019-04-013. Malheur County Ref. #14516. Drive south on Airport Rd until intersection of Sand Hollow Rd, parcel is directly across Sand Hollow Rd.

Interested persons may appear and will be provided an opportunity to be heard and/or written comments may be received prior to the hearing by sending them to: Eric Evans, Planning Director 251 B. Street West #12, Vale, Oregon 97918 (

Testimony, arguments and evidence must be directed toward the criteria set out above, or other substantive criteria in Malheur County’s Comprehensive Plan or land use regulations that the person believes apply to the application.

Failure to raise an issue at the hearing, in person, or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the Planning Commission an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes an appeal to the Malheur County Court or the Land Use Board of Appeals based on that issue.

A copy of the application, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant and applicable criteria are available for inspection at the Malheur County Planning Department Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the county website at no cost. Copies can be provided for $0.25 per page. In addition, copies of the Staff Report will be available at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing at a reasonable cost or can be viewed on the County website or in the planning department office at no cost. Please contact the Planning Director (541-473-5185) for additional information.

All previously submitted materials for the continuance from the March 28, 2019 hearing, can be located here:


Exhibit A: Letter from Vale Fire & Ambulance
Exhibit B: Letter from County Roadmaster
Exhibit C: Letter from State Watermaster